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11:45 AM ET, January 31, 2011

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Canalys:
Google's Android becomes the world's leading smart phone platform  —  Canalys reveals smart phone market exceeded 100 million units in Q4 2010 Palo Alto, Singapore and Reading (UK) - Monday, 31 January 2011 Canalys today published its final Q4 2010 global country-level smart phone market data …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Canalys: Android overtakes Symbian as world's best-selling smartphone platform in Q4 2010  —  One day somebody will write a book called “The rise and rise of Android” and this moment will be highlighted in bold.  Canalys' latest smartphone sales figures show that Android phone makers managed …
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Closed Apple headed for trouble as Jobs's ego bites: Netgear CEO  —  The global chairman and CEO of home networking giant Netgear has launched into a scathing attack on Apple and its founder Steve Jobs, criticising Jobs's “ego” and Apple's closed up products.
Bloomberg:
Android Tablets Gain on IPad in Fourth Quarter, Researcher Says  —  Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc.'s Android boosted its share of tablet computers almost tenfold in the fourth quarter, narrowing the lead of Apple Inc.'s iPad, market researcher Strategy Analytics said.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's share of tablet market slides to 77%, Android rises to 22%  —  Despite posting impressive sales of the iPad last quarter, Apple saw its tablet market share drop from 95 percent to 77 percent as shipments of Google Android-based tablets chipped away at the company's tablet dominance, a new report says.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Searches for Mobile-App Experts  —  Engineers, Product Managers Are Needed as More Development Is Brought in House to Counter Apple  —  Google Inc. plans to hire dozens of software developers to create applications for smartphones and other mobile devices, people familiar with the matter said …
Grumo Media:
Plenty Of Fish Hacked - Chris Russo explains what happened  —  I just got in contact with Chris Russo who managed to hack into the largest dating site on the world PlentyOfFish.com.  —  Marcus Frind, Founder of POF wrote an article accussing Chris of hacking /extorting POF and harassing his wife.
Discussion: Mashable! and Switched
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Markus Frind / Plenty of fish blog:
Plentyoffish Hacked.  —  This is not a statement from Plentyoffish, i'll post something in the morning.  This is a personal post about what it feels like to be hacked /extorted and the intense pressure and stress you are put under.  Not to mention how annoying it is to have someone constantly harassing …
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Why One Egyptian ISP is Still Online  —  For all intents and purposes, Egypt is currently cut off from the Internet.  Even today, though, the Noor Group's DSL service in Egypt remains available (though it experienced some downtime earlier today).  Why is Noor, which has about an 8% market share in Egypt …
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Andrew McLaughlin / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications …
Ahmad F Al-Shagra / The Next Web:   Egyptian Internet Blackout Cripples E-Commerce in Egypt
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Microsoft shifts some work out of Egypt
Discussion: InfoWorld, WinRumors and Softpedia News
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Define Gender Gap?  Look Up Wikipedia's Contributor List  —  In 10 short years, Wikipedia has accomplished some remarkable goals.  More than 3.5 million articles in English?  Done.  More than 250 languages?  Sure.  —  But another number has proved to be an intractable obstacle …
Discussion: Telegraph and SAI
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
At Flickr, Fending Off Rumors and Facebook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Speculation in technology circles that Yahoo might close or sell Flickr, its photo-sharing service, prompted an emphatic denial this month.  —  “Is Yahoo committed to Flickr?”  Blake Irving, Yahoo's product chief, wrote in a message on Twitter.
Discussion: Tech Report
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
As MySpace Implodes, Tagged Doubles Staff And Gives Everyone A Raise  —  I recently over heard someone saying of MySpace - “It used to be dirty, underground, seedy and successful.  Now it's prom at a private school.”  The company is struggling to reinvent itself.  But traffic continues to plunge.
Discussion: The Next Web
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Honeycomb APIs power tablet-friendly Android apps  —  Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, introduces a completely new user interface suitable for tablet devices.  Google has also extended the platform's APIs so that third-party developers can make their applications work better on large form factors.
Edward Moyer / CNET News:
WikiLeaks founder Assange talks to ‘60 Minutes’  —  Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, part 1  —  In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” tonight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discussed, among other things, his relationship with sources (a crucial legal issue, as the U.S. considers taking court action …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The mistakes I made in Quora  —  So, I woke up early in Davos …
Thanks:thibetian
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Quora Backlash Slams Head First Into Quora Backlash Backlash
Discussion: broadstuff, TechCrunch and TeleRead
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
IntoNow: It's Like Shazam Plus Foursquare for TV  —  IntoNow, a new iOS app launching today, identifies television programs from hearing just a snippet of them.  It's similar to the Shazam mobile app that many people know and love, which IDs an ambient song by recording it and quickly matching it to an archive.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: KIT digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego AND Kyte For $77.2 Million  —  TechCrunch exclusive - If you'd never heard about KIT digital before, you will after today.  —  The provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions has acquired not one, not two but three social software and video companies.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“TWO *REAL* GUNS POINTED AT ME”: how the FBI raided Anonymous  —  The FBI yesterday executed 40 search warrants around the US to gather evidence on the Anonymous distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in defense of WikiLeaks last year—attacks which targeted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Amazon.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Dell Streak 7 launching at T-Mobile on February 2nd: $200 with two-year contract, $450 without  —  It's been an interesting few weeks of rumored Dell Streak 7 prices, but as promised, T-Mobile's setting the record straight with some official dollar figures.  Yep, that predicted $330 price …
 
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Kate Andersen Brower / Bloomberg:
AOL Co-founder Steve Case to Lead White House Entrepreneurship Campaign
Eli Rosenberg / The Atlantic Online:
What Does Google's Subtle Censorship Say About Us?
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
AOL Europe acquires branded video distribution network goviral for $96.7 million
Discussion: Guardian and SAI
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The hallway conversations I had at World Economic Forum
Thanks:scobleizer
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon S3 Cloud Stores 262 Billion Objects
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100,000 P2P Users Sued in US Mass Lawsuits
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Agence France Presse:
Cyber raids threaten British, US stock markets: report
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Jeff Valvano / 9 to 5 Mac:
Analyst on iPad 2: 3 versions, iPod touch cameras, 1024 x 768 display
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Amazon Leaks Details About Their Netflix-Like Movie Subscription …
Discussion: SAI, Reuters, Techland, paidContent and Crave, Thanks:danrayburn
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Learning from our Mistakes: The Failure of OpenID, AtomPub and XML on the Web
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
A Year Later Even Google Surprised By Success Of Click-To-Call
Discussion: Softpedia News and FM Blog
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
HTML5 vs. HTML